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Industrial action between Wednesday 8 - Sunday 12 February will affect library opening hours. Please check before you visit.
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Edward Boyle Library opening times

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Closing arrangements

45 minutes before closing time, level 8 closes. Staff start closing the library from level 13, working down to level 9.
15 minutes before closing time, the teaching computer clusters close.

Café opening hours

Find out more about the Edit Room on the Great Food at Leeds website.

Edward Boyle Library floor plans

Edward Boyle Library study space

There are silent study areas on every level except level 9 (ground floor) and levels 11 and 12 are completely for individual silent study. Level 8 is an online learning space where you can attend online lectures and talk wearing headphones. There are group study areas on level 9 and 10. Level 13 is for postgraduates and research staff, and has a mix of silent and group spaces.

Find out about bookable study space.

Drinks with lids are allowed in the library. Please consume other food and drink outside or in the Edit Room café.

If you leave the library for more than 30 minutes, please take your belongings with you.

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Accessible student study rooms

Description: Rooms 9.1 – 9.3; Room 10.1.

Additional notes on capacity: Each room can accommodate one student and a personal assistant

Facilities

Accessible study rooms are on levels 9 and 10. They have a height-adjustable desk. phone with direct access to reception, PC, an ergonomic keyboard, tinted overlays, magnifying sheets, dimmable lights, book chair and whiteboard.

Assistive software on the PC: Jaws, Zoom Text, Free Mind, Mind Genuis, Mind View, Quickscan, Read and Write.

The rooms are for students who have a completed Assessment of Needs resulting in longer library loans.

Book a session up to seven days in advance, with a maximum of three sessions booked at any one time.

Choose your session using the Library study space booking system by ticking the accessible study box, fill in your details and we will be in touch to confirm your booking.

Group booths

Description: Booths 8.7 – 8.12 (up to 4 people); Booths 9.4 and 9.5 (up to 6 people).

Facilities

Group booths are on levels 8 and 9 and have Air Media screen sharing, PC, large screen, HDMI and USB sockets.

Group booths are for groups of three or more.

Book a session up to seven days in advance, with a maximum of three sessions booked at any one time.

Booths can be booked via the Library study space booking system. Select your location and then category Group Study Rooms and booths to check availability

Group rooms

Description: Room 8.1 (up to 12 people); Rooms 8.2 and 8.3 (up to 7 people); Rooms 8.4-8.6 (up to 9 people).

Facilities

Group rooms are on level 8 and have whiteboards, AirMedia screen sharing, HDMI and USB sockets.

Group rooms are for groups of three or more.

Book a session up to seven days in advance, with a maximum of three sessions booked at any one time.

Booths can be booked via the Library study space booking system. Select your location and then category Group Study Rooms and booths to check availability

Postgraduate group rooms

Description: Room 13.13 (up to 6 people); Rooms 13.14, 13.16 and 13.17 (up to 8 people); Room 13.18 (up to 11 people); Rooms 13.19 and 13.20 (up to 9 people).

Facilities

Postgraduate group rooms are on level 13 and have whiteboards, AirMedia screen sharing, HDMI and USB sockets. One room has videoconferencing technology.

Book a session up to seven days in advance, with a maximum of three sessions booked at any one time.

Rooms can be booked via the Library study space booking system. Select Edward Boyle Library in location and then category PG only spaces to check availability.  Rooms are for groups of three or more.

Postgraduate individual rooms

Description: Rooms 13.1 – 13.12

Facilities

Individual rooms are on level 13 in the Research Hub and have a PC.

Book a session up to seven days in advance, with a maximum of three sessions booked at any one time.

Rooms can be booked via the Library study space booking system. Select Edward Boyle Library in location and then category PG only spaces to check availability

Edward Boyle Library IT and printing

Computer facilities

139 computers are positioned throughout the Library. In addition, there are 28 timed-access computers on levels 9 and 10, and 2 guest computers for external visitors. Please note the the cluster and timed-access PCs on level 9 are currently unavailable

See how many seats are currently availability in IT clusters on campus.

IT Services provide more information on assistive technology and any adjustable furniture available in computer clusters.

The Student Education Service provide a list of free to use software, apps and online tools for students, which includes assistive technology resources.

Print, copy, scan

Print zones are on all floors. Each MyPrint device can print, copy and scan.

Buy printer credits in advance from the MyPrint portal.

More information about printing, copying and scanning is available from the University IT service.

Read the Library's copyright information to check what you are allowed to copy.